androgenesis

[ ăn′drō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

The development of an embryo that contains only paternal chromosomes because the egg has been activated by sperm without fusion of the egg and sperm nuclei.

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Other words from androgenesis

an•dro•ge•net•ic (ăn′drō-jə-nĕtĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for androgenesis

androgenesis
[ ăn′drō-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

The development of an embryo that contains chromosomes only from the male parent.
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